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Franchising Expo 2012 Ended with a Great Success


On 9 November, the Franchising Expo 2012 new business ideas exhibition was opened and the related New Business Ideas Conference was held the same day.

It is for the fourth year that the exhibition supports entrepreneurs to start their own business as a part of an established Bulgarian or international chain. This year’s edition of the only forum for new business ideas in Bulgaria – Franchising Expo – was held on 9 and 10 November at Hall 3 of the National Palace of Culture, Sofia. RE/MAX – the world leader among the real estate agencies – was the general sponsor of the event. More than 60 exhibitors presented opportunities for starting one’s own business, some of them being Subway, Eurofootball, Don Domat, My Shop, Address,, Mania, Refan, Bonduelle and many others.

The event marked the beginning of the Global Entrepreneurship Week, which is held under the patronage of President Rosen Plevneliev.

During the New Business Ideas Conference the leading trends and the successful practices for launching a new business in Bulgaria and abroad were presented. The motto of this year’s conference was “ Working, you can make two levs out of one, while with an idea you can make as many as you want”. The visitors received valuable advice about the business success from Nikolay Bogdanov METRO’s My Shop Programme manager with 1400 opened points of sale for year and a half; Vim Brickman, Francorp Europe – a company that supports the business development in foreign countries; Osvaldo Iandolo, AZ Franchising; Ventsislava Stoyanova from Eurofootball, etc.

During the exhibition, the organisers – Consulting Company – provided to the visitors free consultation how to launch a new business. The Franchising Expo 2012 exhibition was attended by more than 3,000 people searching for their new business idea.